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Jim Gilchrist

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  • Birthday 06/19/1952

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    Sound for image in the Mid-Atlantic region<br />
    The same jimg from before.
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  1. Otis Redding died in a plane crash 50 years ago today on December 10, 1967 at the tender age of 26. If he had died today it would still be too soon.
  2. You can use an app like SSD Fan Control to get around this. It's necessary on some iMacs if you replace the drive with an aftermarket unit because the drive heat sensor is built into Apple's OEM drives.
  3. The Conway campaign Skype event scenes were done in real time. Two adjacent stages connected by cables feeding earwig systems at both ends. Both ends were covered for the call video via a tv truck and by production cameras on the Conway end. The whole thing was tightened up only slightly in post because we had to move some things around on the caller end. The director wanted to shoot in real time to rachet up the tension a little and add to the live event feel. It was a great couple of days. It's so much fun to work with Lorenzo, Steve Saada and Chris Jones, the HOC sound department as well as the entire HOC crew. As a group they're the nicest folks in the business and the care they take making the show makes it a really fabulous place to visit. Congratulations, Lorenzo and crew, for your 4th Emmy nomination!
  4. The White House is a noisy old building. And there's not much that can be done about it. And in that room, the Roosevelt Room as Chris said, a guy from the Park Service has to turn off the air handlers and if he's not around they stay on. The crew was cameramen Ken Woo, Bill Donald and Julio Luzquinos, sound mixer T. Michael Coleman, gaffer Donny Aros and grip Will Iverson. All seasoned craftsmen and nice guys. Best regards, Jim
  5. I've used the next size up Matthews kit stand from the one Jim F. is using. They are reasonably light weight and fit in a stand bag along with gobo heads and hooks attached, poles and cables. Pack the proper sized allen key with them and give the set screws a touch of locktite or silicone adhesive. This will save trouble down the road since they'll loosen during travel and the tubes will get deformed if you over tighten them. My first pair of stands lasted about 15 years and the second pair are in about year 10. Best regards, Jim
  6. The late Sharon Jones is on my radio today. I effen' hate cancer.
  7. I used them tons when I worked in a scenery shop years ago. There were no battery powered screwguns or drills then and they were faster and simpler than wrangling stingers around in the shop. Stanley discontinued them but there are versions by other tool makers still available though the one I tried recently at a fancy woodworking supply place didn't feel the same in my hand. But it did have a modern 1/4" hex chuck so conventional screwgun bits fit and there are tons of specialty bits available. JG
  8. My hand-rolled headphone switchbox, which velcroed to the side of a drawer on the cart. The angled stock of the cart frame served as a switch protector, the headphone connectors pointed down to keep them from collecting dirt and pigtails ran from the box to the board and recorder. A third source could be added via the return buss on the board, a Cooper 106+1. I ended up rebuilding the original, powdercoating it for durability's sake and replacing the original 3.5 mm input connectors with TA3's so they would stay connected. JG
  9. Hey, Steve, If a regular ref mute switch isn't working for you, Evan and Bruce at Vark Audio can build one that will. (301) 229-0288. Or maybe just don't talk so much. There's also this from Professional Sound Services. JG
  10. Something like this right angle adaptor with a straight cable?
  11. The Yamaha SB168-ES EtherSound Stage Box is an EtherSound device and not Dante compatible but Yamaha does make a line of Dante protocol stage boxes, have a look: http://www.yamahaproaudio.com/global/en/products/interfaces/rio/lineup.jsp
  12. Yep, especially considering the place is full of engineers. Rounding is funny and it's possible that when rounded, 2 + 2 = 5. 2.4 rounds to 2 but if you add 2.4 + 2.4 you get 4.8 which rounds to 5. Best regards, Jim
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